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Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G

Tech : Cameras By Photo by Nikon

Nikon has brought the macro lens goodness (btw: Nikon calls macro, Micro) for DX-format shooters with the new, portable Nikon AF-S DX Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8G ($279). For less than $300, this lens is a steal and a must-have for anyone within the Nikon D40 to D7000 range. Delivering high-resolution, contrast-filled photos with gobs of background blur, this lightweight 40mm lens will shoot anything from infinity to life-size (1x). Use it for portraits, close-ups or highly detailed macro shots like the ones we’re such suckers for here on GP. Want to see sample shots? DPReview just posted some.

Buy Now: $279